Mission & Impact

Associate Board

Launched in 2016, JARC's Associate Board is comprised of emerging and civically engaged professionals in the Chicago region dedicated to ensuring people who work do not live in poverty.

Dedicated to promoting awareness of JARC's impact on low-income adults and manufacturing employers, Associate Board members engage their networks, host events, and volunteer directly with JARC's programs. 

Current Members

  • Briana Eames, Illinois Department of Human Services - Chair
  • Sabrina Kanjee, Pass With Flying Colors - Vice Chair
  • Claire Sloss, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless - Marketing Committee Chair
  • Kate Gannon, Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest - Events Committee Chair
  • Andrew Bray, University of Chicago 
  • Andy Weingartner, Highland Park High School
  • Anthony Lewis, Law Offices of Gary H. Smith
  • Becca Dill, Chicago Community Trust
  • Gail Arciniega, Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Jessica Newsome, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Joe Nelson, Audit Logistics 
  • Rafael Ramos, Freedman Seating Company
  • Shantanu Sonparote, AbbVie, Inc.

 JARC Staff Liaisons

  • Jean Kim - Staff Liaison
  • Laurel Hensel - Staff Liaison

associate board documents


Contact associateboard@jane-addams.org for more information.